(Editor's note: DCC Athletics release)
GLENDIVE - Dawson Community College suffered it's first women's basketball loss of the season at home on Saturday 56-37 at the hands of Sheridan College.
It was the Bucs' lowest scoring output this early season.
The Generals jumped out to a 10-0 lead in the first quarter. Dawson would eventually score in the last 4 minutes of the frame, but only managed four points. It was much closer in the second quarter with Sheridan winning it 15-13. The third quarter would see both teams scoring in single digit points with Sheridan leading it again 9-6. The Lady Generals commanded the game in the fourth, outscoring Dawson 20-14.
Both teams would have 25 turnovers, with Sheridan capitalizing on 28 points off of turnovers and Dawson only 10. Sheridan would also outrebound the Lady Bucs 43-37. What was also most recognizable and influential in the game was Sheridan's bench outscoring Dawson's 25-2.
"We really are a talented team. I've been stressing chemistry to the team in all kinds of ways, but having all these freshmen with no peer leadership can become very difficult to implement that chemistry," said DCC head coach head coach Romeo Lagmay, Jr. "I just hope they can understand and comprehend what's at stake at the collegiate level in terms of competition and having a sense of urgency, and learn to compete 100% at practice and at games, and maybe they can find out why consistency can equate to success in a season."
Tamiya Francis led the team with 14 points, followed by Ashley Orozco with 10 points. However, both DCC point guards combined for 14 turnovers.
DCC hits the road to face Gillette College and Colorado Northwestern on November 15 and 16.